فاسألوا أهل الذكر إن كنتم لا تعلمون
Ask the People of Dhikr, if you dont know.
Anbiyaa  v. 7
5. Someone showed this brother a Fatwa on dogs: http://islamqa.com/en/ref/377/
With all do respect to IslamQA, such questions should be asked to Ulema of the area you are living…such as America.